Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi appearing for Congress leader DK Shivakumar on Wednesday told Rouse Avenue Court that ED’s demand for further custody of his client was unjustified.
“I fail to understand the need for the custody while the things are documentary and self explained,” Singhvi told the Court.
Singhvi pointed out that his client was being falsely linked with companies in order to be framed.
Singhvi cited an example of Sharma Transport, a 50-year-old company. He said that a driver belonging to Sharma Transport was found with cash. And ED alleged that cash belonged to Shivakumar.
Singhvi then gave another example of a person who owned more than 30 shops and found with cash. And again my client was linked to him, Singhvi said.
Singhvi further added: “The land belonging to me which may be owned up or acquired through ancestors have shown the increased in the market value. The increased value can’t be termed as that I have laundered money.”
ED’s counsel asked for adjournment saying that it won’t be possible for Additional Solicitor General to appear today.
The matter will be again heard tomorrow.
The court was hearing the ED’s plea seeking custody of Shivakumar in a money laundering case.
—India Legal Bureau